‘Encouraging signs’ for Australia, China trade row

1 February

No changes to Chinese sanctions on Australian goods have been announced but ministers remain hopeful breakthrough meetings will lead to their removal. Agriculture Minister Murray Watt welcomed a meeting between Trade Minister Don Farrell and his...[Read More]

‘Sweet’ victory for Aussie honey producers

25 January

Australian honey producers say the withdrawal of court proceedings by a New Zealand group trying to trademark the “manuka” name is a major win. New Zealand’s Manuka Honey Appellation Society (MHAS) had been fighting in the UK High Court to...[Read More]

Ag export success linked to sustainability

18 January

Australia’s agriculture minister will promote the country’s sustainability credentials which he says need an image overhaul as he tries to secure the best deal for Aussie farmers during a trade mission to the UK and Europe. In a joint...[Read More]

Carbon border tariff on the table

11 January

The government is considering a carbon emissions tariff on imports to support Australian firms covered by the revamped Safeguard Mechanism. The Safeguard Mechanism requires Australia’s largest greenhouse gas emitters to keep their net emissions...[Read More]

Crucial minerals underpin volatile exports

4 January

The year ahead brings more milestones and complexity for critical minerals in an industrial era of de-carbonisation and electrification. Glencore and BHP are fast-tracking coal mine closures and Senex has paused its gas expansion, but future wealth...[Read More]

Impact of late Queen ‘exceeds expectation’

28 September

Governor-General David Hurley says he became overwhelmed with emotion during the Queen’s funeral, realising it marked the end of a great era. Mr Hurley said while the Queen’s death was inevitable, it struck with an impact “that has...[Read More]

Charles III: his powers and duties as king

14 September

The King is a constitutional monarch who must remain politically neutral. The head of state has “an important formal and ceremonial relationship” with parliament, the monarchy’s official website says. Charles’ role will...[Read More]